Woody's Wheat | Sand Creek Brewing Company

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Woody's WheatWoody's Wheat

Brewed by:
Sand Creek Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Summer

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Added by maxpower on 06-07-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 63 |  Reviews: 45
Reviews by Soozy:
Photo of Soozy
3.31/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

An extreme head, way overcarbonated and left to a thin ring. Dark gold in color. Lots of spice in the smell, some orange zest, some cloves, really good. A thin beer, it's a bit watery with a heavy orange and clove taste. Fair drinkability.

The smell and flavor of this beer is great, but the mouthfeel really takes away from it. Good, but not great.

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Photo of AdvocateFan
3.92/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

You'll have to work a bit to get the wheat and yeast sediment roused up from the bottom of the bottle--it clings hard. When added to the beer, it becomes heavily cloudy and murky with a yellowish raw grapefruit juice color. Has a solid, two-fingered bright white head that sticks quite nicely. Has a great, big ol' wheat twang that is just unmistakable. It's got a slight sourness to it with a bold, wheat-heavy nose. Under ripened bananas, almost like plantains on the nose, and cloves, with clear notes of lemon zest and Granny Smith green apples. Goes down quite refreshing/thirst quenching without a doubt--yet still full of flavor--mirroring what hits the nose, with young banana notes (giving that characteristic, clingy light bitterness found in unripe bananas) and less clove than implied by the nose but with more green apple character--and gentle wheaty sourness. Some lemony notes as well. Spry level of carbonation intensifies a light bite at the end. This beer holds up quite nicely even when approaching warmer temps. When warm, bubblegum notes really blossom. Another solid offering from Sand Creek Brewing Company--gotta love solid beers from the midwest!

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Photo of rhoadsrage
3.62/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a small Weizen glass)

A- This beer has a warm orangish-yellow clear body with a faint hazy in the light. The pure white head made of large bubbles and a strong carbonation to keep it going.

S- The smell of dry pale malt has a note of toasted wheat in the background which is nice but pretty soft.

T- The light pale malt and light toasted caramel malt notes have a note of toasted bread that is pleasant. There is a dry pale crisp finish with no real hops in it.

M- This beer has a light mouthfeel with a crisp fizz texture in the finish.

D- The toasted dry malt and wheat notes are almost a tease and a bit more would really make this a nice beer.

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Photo of Jerm2401
3.07/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of cokes
3.6/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Turbid yellow, with floating whisps of sediment as tiny bubbles replenish a modest bone-hued head.
Grainy wheat aroma, underpinned with typical banana and clove weizen esters backended with loud, wet limestone.
The immediately presents itself at the intersection between an American Wheat and a German Hefeweiss. Containing equal parts of the grain wheat bran muffin and lemon zest of US versions, and the banana, vanilla, and cloves esters typical to a true German version. That is basically how it unfolds in the mouth, New World upfront, Old World later. The rear has that same sense of damp rock that the nose promised, along with a drying hay-like hop element.
Medium-light in the mouth, gentle and stedy carbonation. It stumbles a bit with a cakey, chalk-like mouth residue.
All told, this is a decent summer slosher. I'm down the middle here: call this an American Wheat and the scores go up about 0.5; judged as a true hefeweiss it goes down about the same.

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Photo of pmcadamis
3.17/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Cloudy amber with a small finger of white head, this one lacks retention, but does show some nice lacing as I work my way through the pint. Not a bad looking beer my any means, but IMO a hefe should have a big prodigious head.

S - Mild citrus fruit, some mild donuts, and a good whiff of banana tinged donut. This is definitely "to style" and it does the hefe thing well. Notes of banana baby food and gazed donuts make this a good example of the style. This smells good!

T - Big dough flavors remind me of donuts, fresh bread, and the yeasty layer left at the bottom of the finest hefes by those who don't know how to swirl the good stuff into the mix. This one is on the banana/yeast end of the hefe spectrum, and that's how I like them!

M - Medium bodied with no shortage of carbonation, this one is neutral on the finish with a big time yeasty aftertaste.

D - A good representation of the style. This is tasty and highly representative of this German style. Definitely a good brew to session in the higher altitudes of this North American continent.

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Photo of tempest
3.73/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Very nutty aroma right off the bat with earthy yeast in the background with a little lime. The flavor more of a juice quality with orange and candy spice and sweet wheat malt balanced by a touch of hops. I'd call this a decent hefe, I've definitely had worse and this one is well-balanced and tasty. Worse trying for hefe fans, especially if you're in Western WI. Cheers.

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Photo of CharlesDarwin
2.78/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Originally reviewed September 17, 2005. Bottle sampled at the Big Lake Brewfest. Beef aroma, seriously. Hazy orange, with a foamy head. Tasty, like fresh raw cattle. I know this sounds extremely peculiar, but there are certain notes of that grassy raw beef blood, however inappropriate it may be. Finish is tart, with some Granny Smith apples.

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Photo of bashiba
3.59/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a nice hazy amber/orange with a light white head, little retention and no lacing.

Smell had a nice zesty citrus yeast odor with hints of lemons, banana, and oranges.

Flavor was mild with a touch of banana bread and wheat along with just enough hops to balance it out.

Mouthfeel was light with a good bit of carbonation.

Light and Easy to drink, overall a pretty good American made Hefe.

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Photo of stouty1
3.07/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a cloudy yellow with no yeast floating around. A fluffy white head that laced quite well for being poured into a pint glass. Smelled of bananas, wheat, and spices.

Taste is very bland witha a lot of carbonation. Almost as if the message they were trying to get across is we like head. Hey, who doesn't, but they need to experiment with how to rpoduce it without leaving you like you just swallowed too much Coke and it now burns your tongue.

I picked up a sixer of this and need to finish by Thursday (today is Tuesday) and I am thinking I may be unfortunately trying to smuggle into my suitcase to get it home.

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Photo of morimech
3.67/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly cloudy yellow color with a small white head that settles quickly to a thin cap. Some lacing is left on the glass.

Has the standard Hefe aromas of cloves and bananas. Just not very upfront with the aromas.

Good flavor but overall it is a little weak to rate a higher score. Mainly clove flavors.

The body is light with abundant, but not harsh carbonation. A little thin compared to the better Hefes.

Maybe this would be a good Hefe to get people to try if they never had one before. Everyone else will probably think it average. Very drinkable and an ABV of 5% helps.

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Photo of marcobrau
2.84/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Woody's Wheat is an golden ale that pours with a decent amount of carbonation briefly creating a loose pillar of foam that falls flat quite quickly. I make an extra effort to get the yeast out of the bottle, and the beer in my glass gets very cloudy -- almost turning the color of the beer from gold to amber. The aroma is pretty neutral, nothing really stands out, except maybe a bit malt and orange and maybe nutmeg. The flavor is crisp and "wheaty" with some caramel malt and a hint of tannin.The mouthfeel is prickly with carbonation which emphasizes the dry finish. I'm not impressed with this one. It's pretty drinkable stuff, but the mouthfeel seems too thin and watery.There are much better wheats out there that I would drink again before having another Woody's Wheat.

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Photo of deanis30
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of bluejacket74
3.47/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a weizen glass, the beer pours a hazy golden/orange color with about an inch white head which goes away very quickly. It smells like cloves, bananas and wheat/grain. It tastes the same way to me, except for a malty taste too. The mouthfeel is light and crisp, it's refreshing. The drinkability is good too. Overall, not too bad of a beer. I'd drink it again.

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Photo of FungusBrewer
2.14/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours clear and filtered with little or no head. Woody's Wheat tastes as most American style wheat ales; light and spritzy. No malt, no hops. No Banana, no cloves; it's empty. Sipping it leaves a very dry mouth-feel, similar to a cider. Calling it a hefeweizen is an insult to Bavaria. Disappointing--concerning Woody's is brewed in Black River Falls, WI.

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Photo of matjack85
3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of bismarksays
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of hopmeister
2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of CHickman
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours cloudy yellow gold in color with a small white foamy head that faded quickly; there was a lot of sediment left at the bottom of the bottle, and this brew left basically no lacing.

Smells of yeast, wheat, light clove, pepper, grass, hay, lemon and grains; this is a very earthy beer that almost had the aroma of a fiber drink – if nothing else, this beer should make for a nice movement (LOL).

Tastes of yeast, wheat, clove, pepper, grass, hay, lemon, light brown sugar, toasted grains, honey, coriander and banana; like the nose, the flavor is very earthy, but tasted better than it smelled with classic hefeweizen characteristics. There is a slight malt sweetness after the swallow, which left my mouth bone dry after each sip.

Mouthfeel is very light and very crisp, with high fizzy carbonation and a light body that’s almost watery; this beer is light, crisp and refreshing, and it leaves your mouth dry and the finish is very clean. Any hefeweizen fan would really like this beer and it’s American twist on the German style. A very good beer that is great for a nice summer night.

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Photo of mooseisloose
3.38/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Smells like a wheat beer, hearty with some yeasts. Nice layer of sediment on the bottom of the bottle. I stirred up the last little bit to get it out of the bottle into the glass to finish off a cloudy yellow orange pour. Taste is sweet & sour at the start with a tart finish. Mouthfeel is good, good body and a higher but just right carbonation for this brew. Very refreshing brew. Hits the style right on the mark. Hits the style right on the mark. Great drinakability.

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Photo of yankinwis
3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Jimboe
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of granger10
3.44/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A bit of a bright golden to orange color with a smaller tan head. Not too much lacing. Smell is strong and earthy with a touch of clove and lemon notes. Taste is weaker and more wheat dominant than anything else. Some lemon notes and a touch of hoppiness in the middle. Like the other Sand Creek beers I've tried there's a mineral water character that I personally don't really care for. Finish is a touch sweet with possibly some banana but it leaves quick. This was decent but it's lost b/w Hefe and American Wheat.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.39/5  rDev +33%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Drinking this put me in mind of the "Sanford and Son" episode where Fred and Lamont visited Hawaii and Fred was ordering cocktails. Fred: I'll have a Mai Tai. Lamont: Sounds, good, Pop. I'll have a Mai Tai, too. Fred: No, you can't have my Tai. You get your own Tai. Waitress, that'll be a Mai Tai for me, a His Tai for him and if you want one, get you a Your Tai while you're up. Zounds! Well, if this is Woody's Wheat, then only Adam Wood (a colleague), Mr. Allen and I are drinking. The rest of you get your own Wheat 'cause this is Woody's Wheat and I frankly ain't in a sharin' mood just about now. ;=)

Billed as a "classic Hefe-Weizen" and "[p]art of every balanced meal" (har!), I have to cop to being intrigued simply because of its name. Yes, I am THAT shallow. "Nutrition begins with Woody's Wheat - a classic ... from the Sand Creek B.C." I CAN be their spokesperson, if need be. As to all of that balanced meal and nutrition jazz, I flashed back to that summer (2009) when I attended the SPTR's "Drink Your Wheaties" event and left thinking, "That was nice. Now, I'll go drink some beer." Wheat just does not seem to be my bag.

This was presented to me with a finger of bone-white head with low retention. I had just turned my head for a moment and it left me like a cheap date with the check. Boo hoo. Color was a cloudy lemon-yellow. Nose was certainly Hefe, but sans the cloying banana/ yeasty scent. Mouthfeel was medium with a dry papery yeast-driven feel on the tongue, along with black pepper and cloves. Shazam! Now, we are talkin'! This indicated, to me, that it was like an Alt Hefeweizen, where even though the yeast is an ale strain, it was fermented under lager conditions. The finish was dry, peppery with a slight banana flavor. Now, this, I could drink. Oh, miss! ...

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Photo of billybob
3.62/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a cloudy honey golden color with a very short disappearing head and no lace at all. fruity candy bubble gum aromas in the nose. sweet and fruity up front with banana and apple present lightly tart and and spiced fininh on the taste. lively carbonation and a light mouthfeel. other than appearance it was ok but there is much better out there.

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Woody's Wheat from Sand Creek Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.3 out of 5 with 63 ratings